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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> ,,. CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -074 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, DECLARING A STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DUE TO <br /> EXTREME WEATHER, RAIN, FLOODING, WIND AND STORM SURGE <br /> DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF SEWARD AND REQUESTING ASSISTANCE <br /> WHEREAS, beginning on September 15, 2012, substantial heavy rainfall coupled with high <br /> winds began to affect the City of Seward and outlying areas; and <br /> WHEREAS, on September 19, 2012, conditions worsened and an Emergency Operations <br /> Center was opened by the City of Seward to protect life and coordinate emergency response efforts; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward has sustained significant losses and threat to life and <br /> property resulting from the storm event with high winds, heavy rains and storm surging high tides; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Manager of the City of Seward issued a Disaster Emergency <br /> Declaration on September 19, 2012 at 1:15pm; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward is a political subdivision within the Kenai Peninsula <br /> Borough and the State of Alaska; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor declared a Disaster Emergency on <br /> September 21, 2012, which included a request for the State of Alaska to declare a disaster emergency <br /> to exist as described in AS 26.23.020 to provide disaster assistance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough <br /> and the City of Seward in their response and recovery from this event; and <br /> WHEREAS, the cost of emergency measures taken and the cost of opening a shelter in order <br /> to house displaced area residents by the City of Seward has yet to be fully determined; and <br /> WHEREAS, crews worked throughout more than one night protecting life and <br /> infrastructure; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward hereby requests financial assistance to deal with the costs of <br /> this unexpected event because the cost exceeds the City's emergency fund balance; and <br /> WHEREAS, consent by the city council must be obtained if the declaration of disaster is to <br /> be continued or renewed for a period in excess of 7 days. <br />
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